Summer Slice Vol. II

LA Staff News

What is going on?!?! Send me a picture of SOMETHING GOOD going on with you this summer! I'd love to share it here with everyone else! As you can imagine, Summer's online kids have pretty much finished all their classes, and Nick thinks he might get a total of five classes passed this session. :) The building is in its normal disarray for the summer, Debi is purging like none other, Justin is changing the world with his COVID-poster-making-skills, Lisa is about 50/50 on MO OPT kids showing up, and in a few days you will be able to SEE my desk again!

FYI: LPS has approved a research project for Jonathan Hart to use Liberty Academy in his Authentic Learning research. This will involve, I believe (but will know more soon), a voluntary survey from staff in June. Stay tuned...

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Summer PD Opportunity--Respond TODAY!

Last chance!! I need to know TODAY if you want to attend Conscious Discipline! I thought they cut the budget for you to be paid, but I've also been told otherwise that you WILL be paid. I will get to the bottom of that if that's a deciding factor for anyone! The session was shorted to 5 days and meets at LN. Send me a text if you want more info!

If you're interested in this conference, let me know!

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Now Hiring for ISS Instructor

Let Melissa know ASAP if you are interested in being on the interview group! I want to interview next week!

If you know anyone that would be great in ISS and should apply, let me know! If you have any interest in sitting in on interviews, let me know that as well!

Qualifications: SHOULD have a teaching certificate or plan to get one. SHOULD have a B.S. Degree or a plan to get one soon!

Upcoming Dates to Note

June 12th: Invited the four freshmen to tour LA at 12:00. I have one RSVP so far, and one who wants to set up a better time for them. Swing by if you are in the area!


July 29th: Carlen starts


August 12th-14th: New teachers to Liberty PD (Tiffany and Carlen)


August TBD: Registration


August 17th: All teachers return.


August 25th: First day of school.


August 27th: Tentative Back to School Night--Time TBD


August 28th: Early Release

Liberty Academy Staff 2020-2021

Debi Straws, Secretary

Carlen Sims, Counselor

Andrea Johnson, Social Worker

Mark Krause, Interventionist

TBD, ISS Instructor

Justin Fetters, Security

Ted Maxwell, Safety

Tiffany Maxon, Long Term Suspension

Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program

Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher

Art Smith, Teacher

Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher

Summer Kelley, Teacher

Nick Schwieder, Teacher

Paul Richardson, Teacher

Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher

Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher

Zach Osborne, Teacher

Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria

Zack-LA Custodian

Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse

Ed Leal-Technology

Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian

Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager

Melissa Norris, Director